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Wildfire extent and severity influences the streamwater chemistry, sediment and temperature of individual basins during five years following Colorado’s Hayman Fire

ABSTRACT The 2002 Hayman Fire was the largest fire in recent Colorado history. The extent of high severity combustion and its location in watersheds that deliver drinking water to metropolitan Denver focused public attention on the effects of wildfire on … Continue reading

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West Creek Area Water Quality Monitoring Program Douglas County, Colorado September 2009 Sampling Summary

Abstract: The monthly water quality monitoring event for this program was conducted on September 30, 2009. The four sampling sites identified for the monitoring program are: 1. Trail Creek above mitigation site, called Upper Trail Creek, Site UTC 2. Trail … Continue reading

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Trail Creek Sediment yield report

Abstract: Prepared for Douglas County, colorado, in March of 2006. Analysis of sediment run-off post- Hayman fire. Complete text available online here:   E&H_Trail Creek Sediment Yield Report   Engineering and Hydro Systems, March 2006

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Multi-Centered Tree-Ring Reconstructions of Colorado Streamflow for Water Resource Planning.

Abstract (Water Management, Conservation of Natural Resources) Water resource management requires knowledge of the natural variability in streamflow over multiple time scales. Reconstructions of streamflow derived from moisture-sensitive trees extend, in both time and magnitude, the variability provided by relatively … Continue reading

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A Tree-Ring Reconstruction of Streamflow for the Colorado Front Range.

ABSTRACT (Water Management, Conservation of Natural Resources) Water resource planning is based primarily on 20th century instrumental records of climate and streamflow. These records are limited in length to approximately 100 years, in the best cases, and can reflect only … Continue reading

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A Topological System for Delineation and Codification of the Earth’s River Basins.

Abstract (Water Management) A comprehensive reference system for the Earth’s river basins is proposed as a support to river basin management, global change research, and the pursuit of sustainable development. A natural system for delineation and codification of basins is … Continue reading

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Implications of Climatic Variability for Regulatory Low Flows in the South Platte River Basin, Colorado.

ABSTRACT (Water Management) The maximum concentration of a regulated substance that is allowed in a wastewater effluent usually is determined from the amount of dilution provided by the receiving water. Dilution flow is estimated from historical data by application of … Continue reading

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Streamflow Gain-and-Loss and Suspended-Sediment Characteristics of the South Platte River and Three Irrigation Canals Near Fort Morgan, Colorado.

Abstract (Water Management, Pollution – Sediment) A 2-year study during 1982-83 was made to document the streamflow gain-and-loss and suspended sediment characteristics of the South Platte River, Fort Morgan Canal, Upper Platte and Beaver Canal, and the Lower Platte and … Continue reading

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Protocol for a State-Wide Ground Water Quality Monitoring Program and Establishment of a Ground Water Quality Data Clearing House.

Abstract (Water Management, Pollution – General) In 1997, the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission concluded that a comprehensive state groundwater protection plan was needed for adequate groundwater quality protection. The study was conducted to identify aquifers that complied with the … Continue reading

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Adjustment of Riparian Vegetation to Rive Regulation in the Great Plains, USA.

  Abstract (Forest Ecology, Water Management) The Missouri River and the Platte River provide opposite examples of the way riparian vegetation responds and adjusts to regulation by dams and diversions. Populus-Salix woodland has expanded rapidly into Platte River channels, while … Continue reading

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